LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patty Jenkins has officially signed on to direct the sequel to “Wonder Woman.”
A Warner Bros. representative confirmed Jenkins’ return on Monday after Variety first reported the news.
Jenkins was widely expected to return for the sequel after “Wonder Woman” became both a critical success and a global hit at the box office earning over $816 million worldwide this summer. Negotiations took months to finalize a deal for Jenkins’ return.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that her deal, which is reported to be in the $7 to $9 million range, makes Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker in history. The studio declined comment on Jenkins’ pay.
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Star Gal Gadot will also reprise her role as the Amazonian warrior in the sequel, which is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2019.